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Choreography: Ronald K. Brown

Photo Integration: Clifton Taylor

Lighting: Dalila Kee





One Shot: First Glance

Music: Anonimo Consejo & Billy Strayhorn


One Shot:  Bellows

Music Ahmad Jamal


Free Spirits

Music Mary Lou Williams & Arturo Sandoval



Music Mohammed Camara



One Shot:  Faith & Decadence

Music by Lena Horne



Music by Ahmad Jamal


One Shot: the Crossroads

Music by Phyllis Hyman & McCoy Tyner



ONE SHOT was inspired by the life and work of noted photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris, who documented black life in Pittsburgh from 1936 to 1975. Harris captured many aspects of life in Pittsburgh: the spirit of childhood, the indulgences of decadence, and the soul of jazz. One Shot uses the idea of looking to the legacy of community and its echoing effect on other communities in their distinct definition and evolution.


Commissioned by August Wilson Center for African American Culture, The Joyce Theater, American Dance Festival, One Shot was made possible, in part, by the Doris Duke Fund for Dance of the National Dance Project, a program administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Philip Morris Companies Inc.


Special Thanks to Charles Teenie Harris Jr, Kamau Ware, Louise Lippincott, Celeta Hickman, Carnegie Museum of Art, Sandra Jackson Dumont, Deborah Willis, the staff of August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, Youth Arts Academy, Jana Feinman, Jennifer Rabb, Dean Judith Freidlander, the staff of Hunter College, Kay Cummings, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Pam Tatge, Barbara and the staff of Wesleyan University.

photo by: Rachel Papo

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